A large "missing cat" mural appears to have helped bring Buddha the cat back to his Ottawa owner on Wednesday.

Buddha Missing Cat Mural Found

This photo shows Buddha the cat after he was found on Wednesday. He had been missing since Aug. 8. (Kayleigh Julien)

Kayleigh Julien said in an email she got a call Wednesday morning from someone who found Buddha "very close to home in a spot I was walking around everyday (sic)."

She and her two friends had put up a painted mural, about four metres tall and nine metres wide, on a graffiti wall near the intersection of Slater and Bay streets Sunday night.

Julien told CBC News earlier this week that she rescued the stray cat in the winter nearly two years ago. Buddha disappeared about two weeks ago after Julien moved from Gatineau's Hull neighbourhood to downtown Ottawa.

She said she was worried people would think Buddha was a stray because he used to live on the street.

It's not immediately clear what will happen to the mural now that Buddha has been found.